Jorge Bartolome Vargas (August 24, 1890 – February 22, 1980) was a lawyer, diplomat and youth advocate born in Bago, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He graduated valedictorian from Negros Occidental High School in 1909 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1911 and a Bachelor of Law degree with honors in 1914, both from the University of the Philippines.
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,000 islands in the South China Sea.
The Father of the Philippine Revolution
Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro was a Filipino revolutionary leader and the president of the Tagalog Republic. He is often called "The Father of the Philippine Revolution". He was one of the founders and later Supremo of the Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or more commonly known as "Katipunan", a movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution.
Teodora Alonso Realonda y Quintos was a wealthy woman in the Spanish colonial Philippines. She was best known as the mother of the Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal. Realonda was born in Santa Cruz, Manila. She was also known for being a disciplinarian and hard-working mother. Her medical condition inspired Rizal to take up medicine.
A prolific writer, Vera has written more than 25 original plays, 10 of which have won Palanca Awards. He has adapted and translated more than 20 plays into Filipino, including those of Bertolt Brecht (“Mother Courage and Her Children”), Shakespeare (“Macbeth”), Jean Genet (“The Maids”), and Chekhov (“Three Sisters” and “The Cherry Orchard”).